Lewis Hamilton is in the best position he could hope for to get his hands on the world championship title after a brilliant high pressure pole lap at the Chinese GP.
He claimed P1 in China with another last gasp lap in the closing seconds of qualifying, with a stunning performance that put Ferrari’s Kimi Raikkonen back into second spot.
Yet after last weekend’s dice with Kimi, Hamilton would doubtless rather it was his team mate Heikki Kovalainen sitting beside him on the grid, but unfortunately that dream fell apart right at the end for Heikki with a small mistake that cost him valuable time, leaving him down in 5th.
And in fact, Lewis is surrounded by unfriendly faces, with his title rival Felipe Massa in 3rd and Renault’s Fernando Alonso – who earlier in the week said he’d do all he could to help Massa take the crown – in 4th spot.
It’s sure to be a tense scramble off of the line tomorrow, and it’s all lining up to be a proper cracker of a race.
And if positions stay as they are now by the time the chequered flag falls, it will be right down to the wire in Brazil for the world championship crown.
Britain holds its breath…
(If you’re a Hamilton fan anyway, if not you’ll probably be breathing quite regularly.)
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